Best Kayak Fishing Gloves?

The NRS Guide Gloves may best the best on the market!

Anyone who has spent a day on the water paddling with wet hands knows how rough that paddle can be. After trying multiple brands of gloves, I have come to believe that the NRS Guide Gloves may be the best fishing gloves on the market. As of writing this article (6/20/17) I have been using the gloves for roughly 8 months, and have found them to be not only comfortable but also durable.

When I say I’ve been using them for 8 months or so, ┬ádon’t mean a 2-hour trip here and a 4-hour trip there. When I go fishing, I’m on the water for 8-12 hours at a stretch, and I’m in my kayak 2-3 times a month. Do the math…that’s a lot of wear and tear, but as you can see in the video, the gloves held up great! There are no snags or tears, and I haven’t had a problem with hooks getting caught in them.

I have worn them in temperatures from 32 degrees up to the high 90s with no problems. During the colder months of the year, the gloves have a wetsuit effect, which we explain in the video, and during the hotter months of they year, they hold enough water to keep your hands cool.

Why did I choose these fishing gloves?

I specifically chose these gloves because of their open finger design. Combine that with the 1.5mm neoprene and you have a glove that is flexible enough to offer the dexterity needed to tie on even the smallest of lures. While they are thick enough to protect against blisters, the are also thin enough to allow me to cast naturally without getting in the way.

Considering the price point, the durability, comfort, and dexterity the Guide Gloves offer, they are a great choice for any kayak angler.

For other quality products from NRS, check out our product reviews on the Desperado Wet Shoe, the Pilot Knife, SealSkinz dry socks, and Farmer John Wet Suit.


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